Saturday 19 September, 2020

Tobago labourer granted $85K for alleged sexual acts against girl, 15

A 39-year-old man was granted bail in the sum of $85,000 or a cash alternative of $15,000 after appearing before the Scarborough virtual court on Thursday to answer to sexual charges against a female minor.

The accused is also to report to police every Saturday as a condition of the bail granted.

The labourer of Mason Hall, Tobago was arrested and charged by PC Caby of the Tobago Child Protection Unit (CPU) on Thursday, following the culmination of an investigation into a report made by a 15-year-old girl that she was allegedly sexually assaulted by a man.

According to the victim’s account, the incident in which she was reportedly assaulted is said to have occurred on June 1.

The investigation led to the man being charged with one count of sexual penetration of a child and one count of procuring a minor for sexual gratification.

The matter will be brought up before a Scarborough Magistrate on August 10, where the accused is scheduled to reappear.

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